Azhar Mahmood stars as Kent comfortably beat Surrey

Friends Life t20, The Kia Oval

Kent 136-8 (20 overs) beat Surrey 88 (17.3 overs) by 48 runs

Match scorecard

Azhar Mahmood took 3-12 as Kent beat FL t20 strugglers Surrey by 48 runs.

The visitors, led by Robert Key and Alex Blake (both 35), made 136-8 with Dirk Nannes, Chris Tremlett and Zafar Ansari all taking two wickets.

Surrey, playing their first game since the funeral of Tom Maynard, lost Kevin Pietersen in the first over for seven and were dismissed for 88.

Mahmood was backed up by Mark Davies (2-18) and Adam Riley (2-15), with Ansari making 25 for the hosts.

Kent's victory keeps alive their hopes of a quarter-final place and they are fourth in the South Group table with seven points.

The hosts, playing in front of a crowd of 13,500, fielded four spinners with Ansari (2-26) being the pick of them.

Surrey's reply got off to a dreadful start with the early dismissal of Pietersen, and they soon found themselves on 18-4 with the top four out for single-figure scores.

Teenager Adam Ball finished the game off getting rid of Gareth Batty for 10 as Surrey recorded their lowest 'all out' score in Twenty20 history.